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Bridging divides: Translating the concept of sustainable livelihoods to rural Indonesia through institutional empowerment work

I Brüggemann, P Tracey, J Kroezen

78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2018 | Academy of Management | Published : 2018


This study delivers insights into how heterogeneous promoters and adopters of an idea can overcome asymmetries regarding their life- worlds and positions of power to achieve idea translation. Based on the case of the translation of the concept of sustainable livelihoods to Indonesia, which involved rural farmers and an international conservation NGO, we argue that translation involving heterogeneous actors requires multiple dimensions of institutional empowerment work jointly executed through promoters, adopters and boundary-spanning intermediaries. First, political empowerment work refers to building structures for the participation of the low- power stakeholders during translation, enablin..

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